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It’s back!

Our Facebook Photo Contest


Take a photo of your student going off to school at a District 834 school on Monday, Aug. 31, and post it on our Facebook page. You might win a $25 gift card to Leo’s Grill and Malt Shop in one of our three categories: Elementary, Secondary and People’s Choice.

The Rules: Post your pic to our Facebook page, and then vote for your favorites in each category by liking the picture. We’ll have winners in three categories: Elementary students; Secondary students; and People’s Choice. The most likes on a picture is the winner in each category, but one photo cannot win twice (for example, Elementary and People’s Choice). Be sure to note on your post whether the students are elementary or secondary students. Voting will take place through Friday, Sept. 4, at 5 p.m. Winners will receive a $25 gift card to Leo’s Grill and Malt Shop, Stillwater. Winners will be contacted through Facebook.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the promotion will be directed to The Partnership Plan, not Facebook.


 Teachers: Apply now for a Classroom Grant

The Partnership Plan is accepting grant applications for the fall Classroom Grant cycle. We are looking for ideas to make instruction more engaging and meaningful for students during the school day. Applicants can apply for an Innovation Grant or an Endowed Grant. The deadline for applications is Sept. 30. For more information on both types of grants and the link to the online application form, click here.

Two junior high students win prestigious national science honors

Seventh-graders Max Vogel and Hannah Farmer – two of the top winners at Da Vinci Fest – were named semi-finalists in the prestigious Broadcom Masters, the highest level Middle School science fair competition in the country. Ten students from Minnesota were among the 300 semi-finalists in the United States and two of those 10 are from the Stillwater school district.

Max, a student at Oak-Land Junior High School, submitted a project titled “Got Gas: Does Ethanol Live up to its Reputation as a Clean Burning Energy Efficient Fuel Additive?” Hannah, a student at Stillwater Junior High School, submitted a project titled “Crumb Catching Cereal Bag.”

Students qualified to enter the Broadcom competition by being among the top 10 percent of entries in their state science fairs. The 300 semifinalists were selected from 2,230 entries.

Hannah and Max started their journies at Da Vinci Fest in January, presenting their science projects in the student science fair. Da Vinci Fest, sponsored by The Partnership Plan, is a science and art extravaganza held annually at Stillwater Area High School and featuring student art and science projects as well as educational exhibits, a film fest, a competitive science event and special events.

Congratulations, Max and Hannah!


The Partnership Plan Sponsors

Southill Dental
Rivertown Inn
Margot Murphy
Lakeview Hospital
Lake Elmo Bank
Kraus Anderson
First State Bank
Andersen Windows
Advanced Dermatology Care

In Kind Sponsors

Ross Orthodontics
Rose Floral
Parent Company
Oakdale Rental
Gartner Studios
Action Rental